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Earl Lanier Hill

Dr. HillEarl Lanier Hill, Professor, Department of Elementary Education.B.S. Secondary Education (Alabama State University, 1960), Ed. M. Mathematics Education (University of Buffalo, 1971), Ed. D. Elementary and Remedial Education (University of Buffalo, 1973), Ed. M. Special Education (North Carolina Central University, 1980), Emotional Disturbance and Learning Disabilities), M. A. Educational, Administration/Supervision (North Carolina, Central University, 1983).

Dr. Hill came to Fayetteville State University in 1985. He has served the Clinical Director of the Benjamin Banneker Mathematics Clinic since 1985. The Math Clinic offers remedial and enrichment services to area preschool and school age students in mathematics and related areas. He serves as Principal of the Hill Saturday School, Host of “In The Doctor’s Office,” Host of “Association for Individual with Disabilities Show,’ Host of “In Sights with Dr. Hill,” Advisor to “The Benjamin Banneker Association,” The Association for Individual with Disabilities,” and “The Future Educators Association.” Dr. Hill created ELEM 540 “Mathematics Education for Gifted Children,” ELEM 530 “Remediation of Mathematics Difficulties,” and ELEM 640 “Issues In Education,” for the Department of Elementary Education to be taught in a clinical setting.

The Math Clinic offers remedial and enrichment services to area preschool and school age students in mathematics and other school related subjects. The Math Clinic also offers family coaching to parents who attend the clinic with their children, as well as provides an opportunity for graduate students to utilize the diagnostic prescriptive teaching model in a clinical setting. The clinic administers diagnostic tests to each participant in an effort to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and reading. Dr. Hill teaches graduate students enrolled in his advanced level mathematics education courses how to administer and interpret diagnostic tests. Dr. Hill serves as the Principal of the Hill Saturday School at Fayetteville State University. The Saturday School was established in 1995, to provide opportunities for area families to engage in organized activities that encourages family togetherness and family unity. Free tennis balls, free rackets and free tennis lessons are provided. Other-on campus activities include free swimming lessons, creative drama, dance, martial arts, walking, conditioning exercise, racket ball, aerobics and games that involve the entire family. These activities are organized in collaboration with teacher education majors, Fayetteville State University faculty/administrators/honor students/community leaders and other volunteers.

In 1992, Dr. Hill conceptualized and produced “In The Doctor’s Office,” on the Time Warner Community Channel. Numerous faculty, students and community leaders have appeared as guest on the show. This weekly thirty minutes interview talk show seeks to educate, inform and advise the general public about the nature, causes, cures, treatments and prevention of various illnesses. Physicians, dentists, mental health specialists and other health professionals are invited to talk about health issues on the show.

Insights With Dr. Hill,” was created and produced by Dr. Earl Lanier Hill. He serves as producer and host of this Public Radio Talk Show. The goals of this thirty minutes community talk show are to provide a vehicle for community leaders to share information on topics on education, on medicine and on social issues, to offer Fayetteville State University faculty an opportunity discuss research projects, grants and programs and to provide graduate students a way to share their research or best work with the general listening audience.

In 2007, Dr. Hill produced and Host “The Association for Individuals with Disabilities Show,” on the Time Warner Community Channel. This weekly thirty minutes interview talk show discusses the legal and moral rights individuals with disabilities consistent with Second 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states:

“no otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States….shall, solely by reason of…handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected
to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

This policy is also consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA. The ADA replaces the word handicap with disabled/disability and is not based on an institution being a recipient of federal funding.

Dr. Hill serves as advisor to the following organizations:

The Benjamin Banneker Association is designed to promote mathematics as a career choice for minorities and women. This organization collaborates with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, North Carolina Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

The Association for Individuals with Disabilities is designed as an advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities. This organization collaborates with the National Council of Exceptional Children. This group provides activities and programs that benefit children and adults with disabilities.

The Future Educators of Association is an international program for middle and high school students interested in exploring careers in education. This organization collaborates with Phi Delta Kappa International Education Honor Society. Fayetteville State University is a Charter Chapter Phi Delta Kappa International/Future Educators Association. The organization remind students that teaching is one of the top three prestigious occupations, according to a 2007 Harris poll of United States adults.

Dr. Hill continues to provide numerous “Family Coaching” classes, conducts workshops at national, state and local levels. He serves as an advocate for children with disabilities in schools, clinics and institutions.


State Board of Education – Department of Public Instruction License
Principal (K-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Birth Through Kindergarten (B-K)
Curriculum Instructional Specialist
Mathematics (9-12)
Middle School Social Studies (6-9)
Cross Categorical (K-12)
Mentally Disabled (K-12)
Behaviorally/Emotionally Disabled (K-12)
Learning Disabilities (K-12)
Academically Gifted (K-12)


“The Role of the Administrator in Implementing Public Law 94-142,:” 192

“The Bereiter –Engelmann Academically Oriented Preschool Program: An Overview,” 1979.

“Three Views of Learning Theory and Their Implications for Early Childhood Teachers,” 1978.

“The Development of Mathematical Concepts in the Preschool Child,” 1977.



ELEM 540 Mathematics Education for Gifted Children
ELEM 640 Issues In Education
ELEM 505 Modern Mathematics for Teachers
ELEM 530Remediation of Mathematics Difficulties
ELEM 533Foundation of Advance Mathematics
SPED 522 Seminar in Learning Disabilities
EDUC 650 Effective Practices for Teaching, Learning and Collaborative Leadership
SPED 579 Management of Learning

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